Your Health Now: Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation
FORT MYERS, Fla. – An estimated 5 million Americans are believed to have Atrial Fibrillation, also known as A-fib.
It’s a condition where the heart’s smaller chamber stops beating and fibrillates; many don’t even know they have it.
A-fib, also called an irregular heartbeat, can cause many problems including congestive heart failure and leaky valve. The biggest concern is stroke.
Dr. Paul DiGiorgi, a cardiothoracic surgeon with Lee Memorial Health System, stopped by the studio to talk about A-fib and the latest advancements in treatment.